Reveam is dedicated to replacing dangerous chemicals and outdated treatment methods by providing a proprietary solution to the food industry and beyond. Operating out of its Atlanta, GA headquarters and Rio Grande Valley, TX Electronic Cold-Pasteurization® (ECP®) processing facility, the company works with growers, customs brokers, wholesalers, distributors, food service providers and retailers to improve safety and quality across the produce supply chain. Patented ECP® and comprehensive logistics services enable Reveam to eliminate harmful pests, extend product shelf-life, enhance fresh food taste and appearance and reduce compliance costs.
Reveam leverages its proprietary technology for the treatment of fruits, vegetables, proteins, value-added products and beyond to enhance quality, extend shelf-life and improve safety. Please contact us to inquire about your specific products.
Reveam has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and McAllen, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley ECP® Center is also located in McAllen, Texas.
Electronic Cold-Pasteurization® (ECP®)
Electronic Cold-Pasteurization (ECP®) showers food commodities with controlled amounts of high-energy, ionizing electrons that sterilize insects and reduce molds, fungi, bacteria, and pathogens that cause foodborne disease and food spoilage. ECP® treatment is approved by the USDA and FDA.
When used in conjunction with proper food handling procedures, ECP® provides:
Pest Control: ECP™ sterilizes unwanted pests such as fruit flies, weevils, mites, moths, worms, maggots and other borers.
Pathogen Reduction: ECP® breaks down microorganisms, reducing the presence of foodborne pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes.
Shelf-life extension: By reducing bacteria and mold, ECP™ delays the spoilage process, thus helping food commodities last longer and extending their expiration dates. For example, ECP™-treated strawberries can last weeks in the refrigerator without developing mold, fungus such as anthracnose can be prevented from spreading, parasites like cyclospora can be eliminated, and fresh-cut produce items last past their typical expiration date.
Improved Quality: Because ECP™ doesn’t generate heat, the cold chain is maintained, improving produce quality. Unlike fumigation processes that create temperature abuse, the product can remain in preferred temperatures. ECP™ combined with improved logistics services also increases quality sell-time, which leads to less waste and reduced shrink.
Environmentally safe: ECP™ is a chemical-free process that can replace fumigation methods and methyl bromide.
Fumigation: Produce is sprayed with chemicals such as methyl bromide and sulfuryl chloride to control for pests. While fumigation is an effective quarantine protocol, it is harmful to the environment, reduces the shelf-life of food commodities, and disturbs natural ripening processes. Methyl bromide is a known ozone depleter that is being phased out of worldwide production in compliance with the Montreal Protocol.
Hydrothermic (Hot Water Bath) and Hot Air: Produce is lowered into a bath of hot water or a room of hot air to control for pests. Though these processes are safer than fumigation, they still damage the quality of the commodities because they disturb the cold chain. Hot Water Treatment also increases the probability of exposure to cross-contamination, thus increasing the presence of pathogens in fresh produce.
Electronic Cold-Pasteurization® (ECP®) does not affect the taste, color, odor, or texture of treated produce. ECP® has no nutritional effect on the macronutrients of produce and its impact on micronutrients is comparable to other processing or storage techniques including pasteurization, canning, and cold storage.
Logistics & Information Services
Reveam's ECP® centers are be temperature-controlled so that produce remains at a cool temperature while it is being handled and treated. Reveam's ECP® facilities also has variable temperature short-term storage rooms that are adjusted to the temperature needs of individual commodities.
Food commodities can be treated in transport boxes, reusable plastic containers (RPCs) or in a product’s final packaging.
The Rio Grande Valley ECP® Center will treat products traveling southbound into Mexico and northbound into the United States. The facility can also treat imports and exports to and from other countries.
Reveam works with each of its customers to integrate the ECP® treatment into a customized logistics program to suit their unique and individual needs. Read more about what those services include.